Motorway traffic stopped on the Berlin A100

Car blockade, special glue, metal clamps & seat blocks

Supporters of the last generation with special glue
on the A100 in Berlin on September 28.09.2023th, XNUMX - (c) Last generation

Berlin, October 28.09.2023, 8, 20:XNUMX a.m – The focus of today’s Last Generation protests is the A100. Near the exhibition center in the west of Berlin, several vehicles with Last Generation supporters drove slowly side by side on the city highway. The cars slowed down, came to a standstill and protesters in orange high-visibility vests got out of the rented cars. With two vehicles remaining and glued to the asphalt, the protesters blocked the entire width of the highway lane.

The blockade is difficult to clear. The protesters also stuck their hands under the vehicles and also used a special adhesive that encloses their fingers in a concrete-like layer. Some protesters chained themselves tightly to the car with metal clamps. Between the vehicles is a Last Generation supporter in an electric wheelchair and with a banner in his hands: “Away from fossil – towards fair. "

Lea Maria Rhein (23) takes part in today's protest on the highway. As the spokesperson for the last generation, she addresses Chancellor Scholz directly: “Yes, today's protest is very serious and dicey for me. Please, Mr. Scholz, finally take your responsibility seriously and get us out of this dangerous situation. We don't have any more time to lose - a consistent energy transition must be initiated immediately, otherwise we will just continue to hurtle towards catastrophe while turning a blind eye."

At the same time, there are also traffic jams, blockages and delays in various other places in the city. At various locations, dozens of protesters are blocking a number of motorway entrances to the A100 with further sit-ins. Running protests are taking place in downtown Berlin. Small protest marches of five to ten participants walk very slowly on busy streets, causing slow-moving traffic or bringing it to a complete standstill.

Simon Lachner (25), speaker of the Last Generation, explains: “We will continue to take to the streets of Berlin until the Scholz government initiates the emergency phase-out of oil, gas and coal by 2030. We have already exceeded the planetary limit in the area of ​​climate. We need to brake hard and put the car in reverse. The later we do this, the more catastrophic it will be.” 

Supporters of the last generation
on the A100 in Berlin on September 28.09.2023th, XNUMX - (c) Last generation